The current generation of Dodge’s SUV may be old but it still makes pretty good sales numbers. Simply, North American drivers are desperate for a proper SUV, with a rugged design and capable V8 engine, especially after the redesign of the Grand Cherokee. The Durango, on the other hand, continues in an old-school manner and from what we know so far, the current generation will be even more rugged, with a genuine body-on-frame platform. However, that model won’t come all that soon. Stellantis won’t rush with changes and, therefore, the next year’s model will most likely carry on without bigger changes. Still, some sources suggest that the Hellcat could be discontinued once again, which indicates that the 2024 Dodge Durango SRT would be a new range-topping version. This model, on the other hand, would feature more important changes.
Instead, we will see familiar upgrades, which aren’t just about the capable and great-sounding V8 engine. There are also various upgrades on the chassis and suspension, as well as a good portion of visual enhancements, compared to the base model.
With no significant changes to come, we expect that the 2024 Dodge Durango SRT will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2024 Dodge Durango SRT Design
As for the overall design, Dodge won’t change the recipe. Instead, we will see a familiar layout, which hasn’t changed significantly for nearly 12 years. The familiar styling is still there, with just a couple of minor tweaks that were introduced a few years ago. The 2024 Dodge Durango SRT will continue with a couple of exclusive styling details that accentuate its performance character. Still, we are more impressed with the mechanical upgrades.
As mentioned, the powerful engine isn’t the only major upgrade over standard models. There is also a high-performance suspension, even more, capable than the one found in the R/T model. Furthermore, you may count on standard all-wheel drive, along with Brembo brakes. A limited-slip differential is another piece of equipment worth mentioning.
On the inside, the 2024 Dodge Durango SRT will also continue with familiar exclusive features. Compared to base versions, this model comes with unique upholstery and exclusive color schemes. Furthermore, there is a new set of front seats, which offer better side support and generally feel sportier, thanks to the upgraded leather.
Besides attractive aesthetics, this version also comes loaded with standard features. the list of standard equipment includes goodies like a power-adjustable passenger seat, a 9-speed premium Alpine audio system, HD radio, a sunroof, a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, wireless charger, Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, a household-style power outlet and many more.
Despite the more upscale status, this model still enjoys all the benefits of Durango’s practical design. The interior is versio generous with space, with plenty of room for passengers for all rows, along with a pretty generous cargo area.
2024 Dodge Durango SRT Engine
This has always been the key feature of this trim level and we have no doubt that the 2024 Dodge Durango SRT will continue in the same way. We are talking about the good-old 6.4-liter V8, which puts out around 475 horsepower. That’s enough to move this large and heavy SUV from zero sixty in just five seconds. Besides plenty of power, this engine also offers exceptional sonic characteristics, thanks to the fact that it is a naturally-aspirated engine.
The engine comes in pair with a super smooth and refined 8-speed automatic transmission. As mentioned, all-wheel drive is standard, while the limited-slip differential also has a big impact on the overall performance, just like the aforementioned high-performance adaptive suspension.
2024 Dodge Durango SRT Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Dodge Durango SRT will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 73.000 dollars.
What to Expect From the Redesigned Durango?
The 2024 Dodge Durango SRT, along with the rest of the lineup, will most likely be the final production year of the generation. After that, we expect to finally see the long-awaited redesign and if we can trust the latest reports, changes will be significant. It looks like the next-generation Durango is getting back to its root, to a genuine body-on-frame platform.
Moreover, the next generation will probably feature much bigger dimensions. Simply said, it should be a full-size SUV, with a lot of parts shared with the Ram 1500 pickup. It will be a full-size SUV that competes with models like Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition etc. More details should come soon.